19TH CENTURY SAGA FROM DOWNTON ABBEY’S CREATOR
| I ‘ve been waiting on this one for many years and now it is finally and quite officially moving ahead as NBC has announced their work on new period set saga THE GILDED AGE from super popular Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. The ten episode series, to air next year, is set in 1880s New York, a period of immense social upheaval, of huge fortunes made and lost, and of palaces that spanned the length of Fifth Avenue. In the series, Marian Brook is the wide eyed young scion of a conservative family who will embark on infiltrating the wealthy neighbouring family dominated by ruthless rail road tycoon George Russell, his rakish and available son Larry, and his ambitious wife Bertha, whose “new money” is a barrier to acceptance by the Astor and Vanderbilt set. Marian is about to experience a whole new world springing up right outside her front door. The project was first announced five years ago.
|The series will have ten episodes